Do you want to get the most out of your BionicGym workouts? I’m guessing you do, otherwise, you probably wouldn’t be reading this right now! And that is awesome because I have some great answers for you if you are trying to elevate your BionicGym weight loss. It can be so difficult to pick a program and stick to it, but BionicGym is one of the most convenient programs for people in our world today. There are so many sedentary jobs out there and people are working longer hours than they used to. It’s hard to get your body in shape with these two things working against you, but it is possible! Are you feeling hopeful? Good! Read on to find out how to take your weight loss to the next level while using BionicGym.
First things first, you absolutely must be eating at a calorie deficit if your goal is to lose weight.
Have you ever tried to run a race? What if you had to run the race, but every time you took three steps forward, you had to take two steps back? It would take forever to get to the finish line! And you would end up feeling winded and discouraged working way harder than you needed to.
This is the same with being on a diet. Your calorie counts are important because that is what your body needs to operate throughout the day. You shouldn’t stop eating altogether because your body uses energy to do even the most simple tasks like blinking your eyes or breathing. So I’m not saying that you should stop eating completely. This is where a nutrition tracker is helpful.
A nutrition tracker will take into account your current body weight and height and how much weight you would like to lose. It will also take into consideration your activity level each day to calculate how many calories you need to consume each day to have a healthy weight loss journey.
When you do your BionicGym workouts, you can record an accurate measurement of your calorie loss from that form of exercise in your tracker. Then your tracker will add that amount of calories to your total calorie count for one day. So you work out for a while and you get to have an extra 200 calories! How great is that? That is honestly enough motivation to strap those BionicGym sensors on and do the work.
But this doesn’t necessarily mean you should go out and eat a donut as a reward for working out.
Eat More Protein
There are good calories and not as good calories. Some calories are beneficial because they give you an immediate boost of energy. These calories have a high sugar content and you can find them in candy and you can find that kind of energy in fruit. Obviously, the fruit has a little more than just sugar to offer, so it is the better choice.
What I, and many other people who take their weight loss journey seriously, do is consume a higher amount of protein than the average person. In fact, many people who are trying to lose weight will consume about 40% of their calories from sources of protein.
There are many reasons why protein is so great for people who are trying to lose weight and exercise at the same time.
According to Healthline “A higher protein intake actually increases levels of the satiety (appetite-reducing) hormones GLP-1, peptide YY, and cholecystokinin, while reducing your levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin.”
That might seem like a lot of mumbo jumbo, but the gist of it is that when you eat protein, your brain’s response is to feel less hungry and more satiated. Have you ever eaten a candy bar and just wanted to cry at the last bite because you want more? Have you ever had cereal for breakfast and felt hungry literally 30 minutes later? This won’t be an issue for you if you exchange some of the carbs and fat that you usually eat with protein.
Your cravings won’t bother you as much and you will be able to feel more in control of the things that you eat during the day rather than being on a roller coaster of out-of-control eating followed by periods of guilt and shame. You can take back your life!
Protein doesn’t just keep you fuller for longer, but it also takes more calories to burn and break down the food. Healthline states, “About 20-30% of protein calories are burned while the body is digesting and metabolizing the protein.”
So you are actually losing calories that you gained from the food to break them down. How awesome is that? You can actually eat protein and enjoy it without knowing that every single calorie is going straight to your hips.
When people think of protein, they typically think of meat. However, meat is expensive, it is a little more complicated to make than other food, and it can be paired with high fat content. So meat isn’t always the most ideal form of protein to reach for if you want to have a lot of protein in your diet every day.
Here’s a list of great sources of protein and some suggestions on how to eat them:
- Cheese and fruit for a snack
- Homemade trail mix can be healthier than store-bought options!
- Nut butter in sandwiches, smoothies, and oatmeal
- Greek yogurt parfaits
- Eggs of any kind
- Hummus and veggies
If I had to guess, I would say that at least 80% of all people could use a little more sleep. According to CPAP Supplies, humans are the only mammals that will purposefully delay sleep. It’s as if we don’t know how good it is for us!
With technology and screens tricking our brains into not producing melatonin, electric lights allowing us to comfortably stay awake longer, and companies pushing employees to work longer hours, it’s no wonder that we don’t get enough!
This is a huge reason why people love BionicGym so much. With their busy schedules, it can be tricky to fit fitness into their lives. BionicGym offers a solution of working out while you are working on work. But that doesn’t mean that it’s going to force you to sleep afterward
Getting the right amount of rest is important for many reasons:
Late Night Snacking
Do you ever get super snacky at night? I know I do. And I never want a healthy snack either. Late night is the special time where I want to eat all the ice cream and candy I can find in the house. I’ll put it off as long as I possibly can but then I can’t hold back as it gets later and later.
Why is this?
Well, your body needs to eat regularly when it is awake. So If you have dinner at 6 pm, it makes sense that you would feel a bit hungry by 9 pm or 10 pm. Your body is also feeling tired, but you ignore those feelings of tiredness and try to alleviate it through a boost of energy from a snack. You won’t feel the hunger pangs or the cravings for junk food if you go to sleep at an early hour.
BionicGym might be a convenient exercise but that doesn’t mean that it’s easy or that it doesn’t put any strain on your body. All exercise is meant to strengthen your body through work, but recovery is just as important as work. Your body needs to have that period of time where it can focus on healing after the work it’s put through on the daily and this happens at night when you are sleeping.
If you don’t get the correct amount of sleep, you don’t get a good quality recovery and that can lead to fatigue and will slow your metabolic results.
Drink More Water
There are a few different opinions out there for how much water is ideal for a day. But the thing is, everybody is different and you can’t just say “drink 8 glasses” or “do the gallon challenge” every day. A good rule of thumb in my opinion is to drink half of your body weight in ounces. So if you are 140 pounds, drink 70 ounces of water in a day.
I would suggest getting a larger water bottle that you know how many ounces are in so that you can track it easily in a day.
Water improves your hair, skin, and nails. It reduces inflammation and swelling. It also helps you lose weight. How?
Your body loses weight by using the energy that is in the fat cells of your body. I mention this process in a few of my posts like “BionicGym for Women”. But basically, when it uses the energy from these fat stores in your body, the bi-products have to go somewhere. And these fat bi-products come out with your breath and they come out with your pee and sweat. So you need to have a healthy amount of fluids to carry the fat bi-products out of your body. That fluid comes from drinking water.
It is the healthiest and most efficient way to hydrate yourself.
It also makes you feel fuller for longer and reduces how much you eat when you drink a glass before a meal or a snack.
What If You Hate Water?
I have come across many people who hate water, so increasing their water intake can be a really difficult challenge for them. Here are some ways to make drinking water more enjoyable:
- Add fruit to the water to infuse it
- Put some lemon juice ice cubes in for a little zing and metabolism boost
- Add drink mixes in moderation (just make sure you know what’s in them and the calorie count!)
- Invest in a water purifier if you don’t like the taste of your water
Strength Train for BionicGym Weight Loss
Finally, if you really want to elevate your BionicGym weight loss then it’s a great idea to pair it with strength training! You absolutely can use BionicGym alone and still see results, but there are benefits to adding strength training to your exercise regimen a few times a week.
Muscle Burns Fat
Have you ever heard that muscle burns fat? Well, it’s true! According to the Mayo Clinic, muscle cells are more metabolically active than fat cells and they burn more calories at rest to survive. When you build muscle through strength training and weight training exercises, you are in essence building more ways to burn calories throughout the day even when you are not working out.
In fact, if you really want to experience the after-burn effect, then invest in the HIIT BionicGym where your heart rate increases at short intervals and you burn calories even after you have stopped working out. Read my post about it here!
More Calories Burned
If you add strength training into your fitness routine a few times a week, then you burn more calories overall, which means you can be at a greater deficit, or you have the opportunity to eat just a little bit more food for that day! Both are great results and it makes you feel good to make greater headway on your goals!
Of course, BionicGym is great for weight loss and you will see weight loss results throughout your body, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t want a little extra strength too. Removing the weight from your body will in turn make your body healthier, but adding strength to it will make you feel stronger and more capable. You will be able to have energy for longer intervals, lift stronger, and have more core strength and less back pain when you do aerobic exercises or lift weights.
It’s not all about the weight loss, but while BionicGym melts the fat stores off of you, you can start to build a stronger body through strength training.
Overall, you can easily elevate your BionicGym weight loss by making healthier choices in your life. And the great news is that once you start using BionicGym and start tracking your progress, you will naturally want to make better choices for your body. BionicGym will give you the confidence that you can take control of your life and honestly, it’s just fun to be able to see your progress in this easily trackable exercise that you can record in your trackers.